Things I don’t have time to comment on:

— A big rewrite of federal transportation policy is coming but no one knows when.

— Henry Aaron thinks big-picture health care reform is both necessary and impossible. But if not now, when?

— Business roundtable vows “to spend whatever it takes” to defeat Obama’s corporate tax reform plans.


Tax the sweeteners not the sweetened soda.

— The concept “suburb” can encompass many kinds of places.

Off to a happy hour.